Qualification details

CPP40112 - Certificate IV in Surveying (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Nov/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CPP40109 - Certificate IV in SurveyingOverall number of units required for qualification remains unchanged, but core units reduced from 8 to 7 by removing the following core unit: ICAU2006B Operate computing packages; number of required electives increased from 7 to 8. Changed outcome for some native CPP07 core units. Imported unit replaced with new native unit. Native and imported elective units updated. 26/Nov/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPP40216 - Certificate IV in SurveyingReplaces superseded equivalent CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying. 05/May/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals Elective
BSBPMG510A - Manage projectsManage projects Elective
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness Elective
CPPCMN4002B - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
CPPCMN4005A - Facilitate effective teamworkFacilitate effective teamwork Elective
CPPCMN4006A - Facilitate effective workplace relationshipsFacilitate effective workplace relationships Elective
CPPDSM3009A - Maintain workplace safety in the property industryMaintain workplace safety in the property industry Elective
CPPSIS4022A - Store and retrieve spatial dataStore and retrieve spatial data Core
CPPSIS4025A - Collect basic GNSS dataCollect basic GNSS data Core
CPPSIS4026A - Read and interpret image dataRead and interpret image data Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician  
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-15 Surveying And Cartographic Associate 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0311 Geomatic Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician  20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-15 Surveying And Cartographic Associate 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0311 Geomatic Engineering 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 27/Nov/2012 
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Modification History

Overall number of units required for qualification remains unchanged, but core units reduced from 8 to 7 by removing the following core unit: ICAU2006B Operate computing packages; number of required electives increased from 7 to 8.

Changed outcome for some native CPP07 core units. Imported unit replaced with new native unit. Native and imported elective units updated.

Description

Qualification requirements 

This qualification applies to those who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of surveying contexts. They may be responsible for wide-ranging operational surveying technical activity and a defined range of unpredictable problems.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets: 

Communication 

  • apply communication skills to discuss vocational issues effectively with colleagues and impart knowledge and ideas through oral, written and visual means
  • apply literacy skills to:
  • assess and use workplace information
  • interpret and understand legal, financial and procedural requirements
  • process workplace documentation
  • read and record data and write routine reports
  • research and access routine sources of spatial data
  • complete required documentation according to organisational guidelines

Teamwork 

  • plan and execute set tasks in a team environment
  • apply interpersonal skills e.g. cooperation and flexibility
  • relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities
  • support, and often lead, team debate on the application of various improvement processes
  • show team leadership
  • work effectively as part of a team
  • discuss and evaluate ideas with team to determine viability and compliance with relevant legislation

Problem solving 

  • solve surveying problems involving circular curves
  • identify and address any discrepancies between specifications and actual activities
  • identify problems and communicate to relevant personnel to improve service and prevent recurrence according to organisational guidelines
  • identify, analyse and evaluate image data to fulfill project requirements
  • apply spatial skills to:
  • understand the holistic implications of height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position to actual operational activity and virtual representation
  • exercise precision and accuracy in surveying computations
  • perform global positioning system data archival and retrieval
  • perform global positioning system data management and manipulation
  • perform file management
  • solve basic problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
  • interpret technical task requirements
  • validate and record measurements according to project specifications
  • solve problems involving acquired image data according to organisational policies and principles

Initiative and enterprise 

  • apply analytical skills to determine the data requirements of a survey project
  • apply negotiation skills
  • create, extract and output information from engineering plans
  • participate in assessing the viability of new ideas and implementing new or improved processes

Planning and organising 

  • archive spatial data according to project specifications
  • use organisational skills to prioritise activities to meet contractual requirements and to prepare and administer documentation
  • prepare and collect data using basic global positioning system equipment
  • prepare to perform traverse computations
  • plan survey field work
  • plan and adhere to OHS requirements

Self-management 

  • manage own time and prioritise activities
  • adhere to correct OHS practices

Learning 

  • update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in spatial reference systems and in equipment and operations
  • train others in the use of equipment
  • operate global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment according to manufacturer specifications and organisational guidelines

Technology 

  • use computers (technical user level) to complete business documentation
  • use suitable software to communicate with a GNSS receiver
  • conduct navigation operations
  • select and use appropriate tools
  • maintain equipment

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each employability skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 8 units from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from Certificate III, IV or Diploma qualifications in CPP07 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Core units 

CPPSIS4022A

Store and retrieve spatial data

CPPSIS4025A

Collect basic GNSS data

CPPSIS4026A

Read and interpret image data

CPPSIS4029A

Collect and set out basic surveying data

CPPSIS4030A

Operate surveying equipment

CPPSIS4031A

Perform surveying computations

CPPSIS4037A

Produce computer-aided drawings

Elective units 

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBPMG510A

Manage projects

BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

CPPCMN4002B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CPPCMN4005A

Facilitate effective teamwork

CPPCMN4006A

Facilitate effective workplace relationships

CPPDSM3009A

Maintain workplace safety in the property industry

CPPSIS4027A

Organise field services

CPPSIS4028A

Organise equipment and supplies

CPPSIS4032A

Plan and conduct survey expeditions

CPPSIS4033A

Participate in spatial process improvement

CPPSIS4036A

Operate spatial software applications

CPPSIS4038A

Prepare and present GIS data

ICADBS502A

Design a database

RIIRIS401A

Apply site risk management system

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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